Tis the Season (of change) // M-Note 11.18.23
by Matt Miofsky on November 17th, 2023
Seasons of transition are also seasons of opportunity. I have always believed that. When things change in our lives, even when those changes are hard and unwelcome, there is always an opportunity – to learn, to grow, or to change. This week marks a transition in the rhythm of the year. Fall will stubbornly give way to winter. We are moving out of normal time and into the holiday season, complete w...  Read More
Spreading Holiday Cheer: A Call to Serve and Make a Difference // M-Note 11.11.23
by Matt Miofsky on November 11th, 2023
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, with Christmas just around the corner, and one of the questions I get asked a lot this time of year is - how can I help others who don’t have a place to go for the holidays or might need a little assistance making the season special for their families?Well, I have a few answers to share…Inexcelsis, which serves with the unhoused and who we’ve often worked ...  Read More
ONE: Finding Unity in a Divided World - Week 2 Discussion Guide
by Chris Burford and Dan Hutti on November 10th, 2023
CoreGroup Guide | ONE: Finding Unity in a Divided World - Week 2Guide written by Chris Burford and Dan HuttiWelcomeNow this is a true story.  In 1936, there was a man named Edward who fell in love with a woman who had been divorced twice.  There was a policy in place at Edward's job that forbade them from marrying.  So, Edward weighed the pros and cons of that job and decided to part ways in order...  Read More
The Methodist Book of Daily Prayer // M-Note 11.4.23
by Matt Miofsky on November 4th, 2023
I am thrilled to announce that next week my newest book, The Methodist Book of Daily Prayer, will be released! I’ll confess something...I really want everyone to get a copy. Let me explain why. I write books, but I am not a good self-promoter. I always feel weird saying, “Look at my new book, please buy it.” That is part of what an author must do, but it isn’t my thing. But this book is different....  Read More
ONE: Finding Unity in a Divided World - Week 1 Discussion Guide
by Dan Hutti and Chris Burford on November 3rd, 2023
CoreGroup Guide | ONE: Finding Unity in a World of Division - Week 1Guide written by Dan Hutti and Chris BurfordWelcomeIn a world that is so divided along cultural issues, politics, money, and faith, how do we find unity with people that are different than us? Does unity even matter? The Bible urges us to live in unity with one another but that seems impossible in a world of division. In this seri...  Read More
Ready or Not, Here Come the Holidays // M-Note 10.27.23
by Beth McClure on October 27th, 2023
Halloween is Tuesday, which I see as the kickoff of a rush of holidays. Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas. It all comes rushing at us. This season is fun for many of us - time with family, fun traditions, and an opportunity to connect with friends. But it also comes with struggle for many of us. Grief, strained relationships, over packed schedules, and seasonal depression can all complicate t...  Read More